I asked some of my favorite musician and artist friends, from Beirut and beyond, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2012…
Alternately, they could also provide me with a list of the records they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.
Nadim Maghzal (musician, Wake Island)
1- Moonface (With Siinai): Heartbreaking Bravery
2- Grizzly Bear: Shields
3- St. Vincent: Strange Mercy
4- Godspeed You! Black Emperor: ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
5- Dirty Projectors: Swing Lo Magellan
6- Here We Go Magic: A Different Ship
7- Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes
8- Patrick Watson: Adventures In Your Own Backyard
9- Tame Impala: Lonerism
10- The Luyas: Animator